Movies/TV

Hulu Renews ‘Castle Rock’ for Second Season

Good news Stephen King fans…Variety is reporting that Hulu has renewed Castle Rock for a second season. Within its first day of launch, Hulu reported that the show became the most successful first season Hulu Original when considering consumption and reach and  that “Castle Rock” has among the highest completion rates for an original in its first two weeks

Based on the characters and settings from the Stephen King universe, Castle Rock created by Dustin Thomason and Sam Shaw stars Andre Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgard, and Jane Levy. Stephen King and J.J Abrams are among the executive producers of the series. read more

‘Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers’ Added to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood just added a big cherry on top of an already solid horror sundae at both parks for their annual Halloween Horror Nights in the form of a haunted maze based on Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers.

According to the official press release. the attraction will be “Based on the fourth installment in the classic slasher series created by John Carpenter, the mazes will transport guests to the suburban town of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween night where Myers has escaped Smith’s Grove Sanitarium and is hungry for revenge. This time, he relentlessly stalks his niece Jamie as his next victim, stopping at nothing to kill her.” read more

‘The Nun’ TV Spot Warns You to Stay Out of that Coffin!

Just when you thought it was safe to get into a coffin, Warner Brothers had to show us otherwise in their new TV commercial for the upcoming entry in their ever-expanding “Conjure-verse”, The Nun.

The good ole’ “stuck-in-a-coffin” motif has been used in films and literature for centuries (after all, it was Edgar Allen Poe’s greatest fear, and he even wrote an essay about it called “The Premature Burial”), but never before have we seen two “people” stuck in one regular sized model. read more

Hulu Premieres Two New Horror Series in October: ‘Into the Dark’ and ‘Light as a Feather’

Hulu is gearing up to give horror fans what they want this October with two new series debuts: Into the Dark and Light as a Feather.

Hulu will start the month with the Blumhouse-produced 12-part anthology series Into the Dark on October 5, and a new episode will air each month for the entire year.  Each episode will feature a stand-alone story, and will not connect to each other (you know, how anthologies are supposed to work.  Yes I’m looking in your direction Ryan Murphy).

Hulu’s other new horror series Light As a Feather will debut on October 12. The program was “Created and executive produced by R. Lee Fleming Jr.,  (and) the show explores what happens when five girls playing a game of Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board start dying off, forcing the survivors to figure out why they’re being targeted — and whether the evil force hunting them down is one of their own.” read more

‘The Meg’ Chomps on the Competition; ‘Slender Man’ Thin at Weekend Box Office

The Meg surprised a lot of experts and journalists this weekend by making more than double its estimated take at the weekend box office, finishing with an estimated $44.5 million dollars.

The monster shark tale not only won the domestic box office this weekend, but it also performed very strongly overseas with an additional $97 million in ticket sales.    The high international number is not as surprising as the domestic victory however, as the film was a joint venture between Warner Brothers, China Media Capital and TVB, so it was a film that was designed to appeal to the overseas market (particularly Asian ticket buyers). read more

Nic Cage Channels Inner-‘Jason’ for Role in New Film ‘Mandy’

Cinematic horror icon Jason Vorhees is about to GET IN THE CAGE!  According to a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Oscar-winning thespian Nicolas Cage admits that he based his character from the upcoming film Mandy on the legendary (and impossible-to-kill) campground slasher.  It is not yet known if the producers of the Friday the 13th franchise are flattered or enraged by the actor’s revelation.

Cage will play a lumberjack named Red in the revenge thriller, which is due out on September 14th.  A mild-mannered every-man for the first half of the film, Red turns into a homicidal vigilante in the second half when his remote cabin is the scene of a home invasion which sees his lover (Mandy) fall victim to the violence.  Red blazes a path of vengeance amped-up by a liquid hallucinogen as he hunts down his tormentors.  It’s well-worn territory (Crank, Death Sentence, the entire Death Wish series), but Cage’s indication that he’s channeling his inner-psycho for the role adds a nicely-textured layer of horror and the supernatural to the entire equation. read more

Original Misfit Glen Danzig Will Create a Horror Film Based on his Verotik Comic Characters

According to Blabbermouth, the frontman of the Misfits, Samhain, and Danzig, Glenn Danzig, has signed a feature film agreement with Cleopatra Entertainment, a division of the Los Angeles independent record label Cleopatra Records to produce an anthology film based on his Verotik comic characters.  Danzig will have a large stake in the film, as he will write, direct, and compose the music for the upcoming movie.

Brian Perera, owner and CEO of Cleopatra Records/Cleopatra Entertainment, said that “Glenn has a fantastic track records of building brands, including Verotik. We’re excited to bring his vision and passion to the screen.” read more

‘Poltergeist’ House Announced for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2018

Universal Orlando is continuing the 80’s theme at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights Event by adding one of the greatest horror films of the decade in the form of Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist.

The official press release teases some of the effects that may be on display in the haunted house including “The face peeling moment …The maggot steak, the giant mantis-like creature, the giant skull in the closet, and the CLOWN…that freaky clown!”

Poltergeist will join the previously announced scare zones and houses based on Stranger ThingsRevenge of Chucky, Trick ‘r Treat, and Killer Klowns from Outer Space. read more

Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne in “Advanced Negotiations” to Star in Serial Killer Film, ‘The Good Nurse’

It used to be that A-List actors and actresses only performed in a horror film or two on their way up to the top. Nowadays everyone wants in on the action, seeing as the genre has recently proven itself to be both lucrative and award-worthy. Two-time Academy Award nominated actress Jessica Chastain will play the grown-up Beverly Marsh in 2019’s It: Chapter 2, and now it’s likely that she will star alongside Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne in an upcoming thriller based on one of the most lethal real-life serial killers of all time. read more

Chelsea Stardust Will Direct Novelist Grady Hendrix’s ‘Satanic Panic’

Deadline is reporting that Chelsea Stardust will direct novelist Grady Hendrix’s horror comedy Satanic Panic for the newly minted Fangoria film division.

Stardust began here career at Blumhouse and then transitioned to Crypt TV where she worked on several short films, before making her directorial debut with Stardust All That We Destroy. 

Producer Dallas Sonnier said “Our movie screams for a female director’s vision, and we had a blast getting to know several truly talented candidates. With Chelsea at the helm, I feel strongly that we have a future horror comedy classic on our hands that will be celebrated by Fangoria audiences who crave wickedly entertaining, boundary-pushing movies.” read more